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Introduction to China Discussion topics April 19, 2011 1. What were the reasons behind the Opium War in 1840? 2. Why was China repeatedly defeated in the nineteenth century? 3. What were the systems that governed China’s foreign relations under the Qing? 4. Compare the Taiping and Boxer rebellions: What spiritual methods were used to mobilize the rebels? How did the rebels treat the Qing government and the West? What were the most important consequences of the rebellions? 5. Was the Self-Strengthening movement successful? Why?
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Unformatted text preview: 6. Compare the Hundred Days’ Reform and the New Policies: What event caused each of them? Who initiated them? What were the differences between the two movements? What were their results? 7. What were Sun Yat-sen’s “Three Principles of the People”? 8. What were the events that led to the founding of the CCP? 9. What were the reasons behind Mao Zedong’s rise to the CCP’s top leadership? 10. What were the major factors that accounted for the success of the Communist revolution?...
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